Ethnocentrism In The Criminal Justice System

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I, for one, do not believe in American ethnocentrism especially when it comes to our criminal justice system, as long as there is at least one other country that has produced better results. One example of where the American criminal justice system falls short is the rate of recidivism; based on data gathered by Latimer et al (2005), over half of all criminals who were released from incarceration went back to jail. This is compared to most Scandinavian and a few other European countries that have to deal with only a fifth to a tenth of their prisoners relapsing, this is in due to the fact that these countries have opted for higher quality restorative justice programs which focus more on rehabilitation and reintegration rather than punishment and then abandonment.
Ethnocentrism does have some positive features, although debatable based on what some cultures find to be morally acceptable, like national pride which can tie a community together to overcome a difficult obstacle and common social standards which can reinforce more humane treatment towards one another. The main consequence of ethnocentrism is the potential for cultural conflicts and in-group fighting to arise from varying viewpoints, failure to empathize with one another, and communication breakdowns.
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Some points argue that the Rome Statute has flaws that could be abused by powerful political groups and may hinder or is ineffective towards the criminal justice process due to its inflexibility and broad autonomy. The other major point is that the United States has its own agenda and would prefer to have the statute be rewritten catering to its methods, using its terms and definitions, and omitting the responsibility of any consequences should the treaty fall short of its original intended

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